Grande Parade

Date: Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Starting Time: 6:00 p.m.
2013 Grand Marshal: Fred Zollinger
Units: Approximately 150
Participation: Pre-festival registration, INVITATION ONLY.
Description: The Millersport parade is an annual Event to open the Sweet Corn Festival starts at Millersport High School and travels north on Lancaster Street in Millersport and turns east onto Chautauqua Boulevard finishing on the Lions Community Park in front of the Main Entertainment Pavilion. Featuring 18 High School Bands and a variety of other units.

Fred is being honored for his 67 years of unselfish service as a vital volunteer of the Sweet Corn Festival. That means he has been involved since the very beginning when the Festival was held on the streets of Millersport. He still can be found with his apron on cooking up delicious French fries in the Fellowcraft Booth all four days of our annual celebration.

There is hardly anything in Walnut Township that Fred has not been involved with for a man that is still very active at age 91. He is a well known farmer, has been a successful businessman, a pillar in his church, a Masonic Lodge leader, and a veteran having served in World War II. He is a past president of the Walnut Township Local School District serving many years on the Board of Education.

Fred's unwavering volunteerism has made a difference in the lives of thousands.

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Queen and Court

2013 Queen Paige Turner - (Johnstown-Monroe)
Paige is the daughter of Christopher and Amber Turner of Johnstown, Ohio. She attends Johnstown-Monroe High School where she is active in the Quiz Bowl,  Marching Band, Pep Band, Symphonic Band, Symphonic Choir, Apogee Chorale, Johnnie Pride Leadership Club, Fellowship for Christian Athletes, and Prom Committee. She has  appeared in three school musicals, is an academic letterman, Captain in soccer, and section and squad leader for the Big Red Band. As a member of the Tri-Village Christian Church she has served on a mission trip, is a Spanish tutor and assists at the American Legion Pancake Breakfasts. Paige enjoys baking, singing, camping, fishing and shopping. She plans to attend The Ohio State University in the fall of 2014 to pursue a degree in either food science or pharmaceutical sciences.


2013 First Runner-Up Mikaela Brady - (Fisher Catholic)
Mikaela is the daughter of Mark and Beth Brady of Lancaster, Ohio. She attends Fisher Catholic High School where she is active as President of the Student Council, President of Prolife, and the National Honor Society. Mikaela was awarded the HOBY Leadership Award in 2012, has appeared in several school musicals, served on the volleyball and tennis teams and the Interact Club. She volunteers at Forest Rose, Assists at the monthly Sandwich Saturdays (making sandwiches for the food pantry), is a teacher aide for Sunday School, alter server and liturgical reader at her church. Mikaela enjoys tennis, craft projects, volunteering and cooking. She plans to attend college to pursue a degree in social work and eventually join the Peace Corp.

2013 Second Runner-Up Sara Shinn - (Fairfield Union)
Sara is the daughter of Jeff and Faith Shinn of Lancaster, Ohio. She attends Fairfield Union High School where she is active in the Varsity F Club, Track and Field, Falconette in the Marching Band and 4th Period Ag Class President. She a member of Scissors and Spice 4-H Club serving as President, Secretary and Treasurer, donates blankets to Children Hospital, donates supplies to the Homeless Shelter and food to our Troops, has volunteered at the local animal shelter and is a baseball stat keeper. Sara enjoys dancing, scrapbooking and spending time with friends and family. She plans to attend either The Ohio State University or Purdue to major in the field of Forensic Science in the fall of 2014.
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SWEET CORN FESTIVAL Queen & Court Rules:

Takes place Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. on the Main Entertainment Pavilion. Each of the 18 area high schools select a young lady to represent them in our pageant. These young ladies participate in our Wednesday Grand Parade along with their high school band. On Thursday of our festival, they begin their path through the judging process with closed doors individual interviews beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Lion's Club house. These interviews are conducted by 5 judges from outside the geographical area of these 18 high schools. Neither the judges nor the young ladies know who the other group is until 5:00 p.m. on Thursday of the festival. Following the closed door interview and the group walk through, the young ladies are then escorted onto the Main Entertainment Stage for public interview one at a time while continuing to be observed by the judges. following the completion of the on stage interviews, the judges retire to the Club House to tally their score sheets and determine our Queen, 1st and 2nd Runners Up.

The judging is based on 20% Activities, 15% Interview Questions, 15% Personality, 20% Speaking Ability, 15% Stage Presence, and 15% Overall Appearance.

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